Console software sales in the U.S. were over eight times greater than PC game sales. Should we be concerned? NPD analyst Anita Frazier isn't worried; it's simply a reflection of the shift to digital distribution she says.
"The PC games market is greatly impacted by digital downloads and subscriptions, so there is an undetermined amount of PC games industry revenue that isn't reflected in retail sales. As we've seen from a number of our studies, the PC continues to be a top platform in terms of total game playing time, so I don't think this slight decline in retail sales is anything more than a reflection of a shifting of distribution channels," Frazier explained.